A report from the Center for Business and Economic Research at Ball State University shows Missouri as one of only five states to receive an “A” grade for its tax climate, sector diversification and worker benefit costs. It is also the only state among its neighbors to receive this top grade in tax climate and sector diversification.
The 2013 Manufacturing and Logistics National Report analyzes and assigns grades to states in nine areas that directly contribute to the success of manufacturing and logistics. They include: manufacturing and logistics industry health; human capital; cost of worker benefits; diversification of the industries; state-level productivity and innovation; expected fiscal liability; tax climate; and global reach.
The Center for Business and Economic Research is an economic policy and forecasting research center at Ball State University. CBER research includes public finance, regional economics, manufacturing, transportation, and energy sector studies.
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